Robert Karaś

Robert Karaś

Currently the best ultra triathlete in the world. He holds World Records at three different distances: 5 x Ironman, 3 x Ironman and 2 x Ironman.

In Mexico on September 21, 2021, Robert Karaś smashed the World Record for the 5x Ironman distance, belonging to Richard Jung (Germany), by almost 5 hours. He finished 19 km of swimming, 900 km of cycling and 211 km of running in 67 hours 58 minutes 01 seconds. Notably, he did it on a course about 2000m above sea level, practically not enjoying sleep. The total time he has allotted for naps is about 2 hour.

The International Ultratriathon Union (IUTA) described Robert’s achievement on its pages:

“A great moment in the history of ultra triathlon! Robert Karaś set a new World Record at a Quintuple continuous. Congratulation! Swim 4h 37m 30s / T1 + Bike: 32h 06m 08h / T2 + Run: 31h 14m 23s ”.

With this feat, Robert proved that in ultra triathlon he is simply beyond others. In 2019, he regained the World Championship in the double Ironman distance while improving his 2017 World Record by 1 hour and 4 seconds. The Double Ultra Triathlon competition was held in Panevezys (Lithuania).
Swim 7.6 km – 1:46:54 – average pace 1:24 min / 100 m
Bike 360 ​​km – 9:55:01 – average speed 36.3 km / h
Run 84.4 km – 7:00:48 – average pace 5:00 min / km
Total: 18 hours 44 minutes 38 seconds

In 2018, he became the World Champion and World Record holder in the triple Ironman distance (he broke the 15-year-old World Record by 59 minutes). Competition: The Triple Ultra Triathlon was held in the German Lensahn.
Swim 11.4 km – 02:41:19 – average pace 1:24 min / 100 m
Bike 540 km – 15:23:57 – average speed 35.07 km / h.
Run 126.6 km – 12:43:41 – average pace 6:01 min / km
Total: 30 hours 48 minutes 57 seconds

In the book by Łukasz Grass titled “Robert Karaś – My Strength”, on which the work is coming to an end, the World Champion gives one of his favourite quotes that motivate him to fight. These are the words of the Catalan long-distance skier, alpine skier (ski mountaineer), mountain biker, duathlete Kilian Jornet Burgada:

“It’s time to suffer, it’s time to fight, it’s time to win.”

The most important achievements

,,Dare to be great, be powerful, beyond measure.” - Marianne Williamson
  • 1 place Deca Ultra Tri Quintuple Continuous, Mexico 2021 (19-900-211) 67:58:01 – World Record

  • 1 place IUTA World Championship Panevezys Ultra Triathlon, Lithuania 2019 (7,6-360-84,4) 18:44:38 – World Record

  • 1 place Ironcat l’Ampolla, Spain 2019 (3,8-180-42,2) 8:13:43 – Polish Record

  • 1 place World Championship Triple Ultra Triathlon Lensahn, Germany 2018 (11,4-540-126,6) 30:48:57 – World Record

  • 1 place Catalonia Championship Ironcat l’Ampolla, Spain 2017 (3,8-180-42,2) – Course Record

  • 1 place World Cup Double Ironman, Emsdetten, Germany 2017 (7,6-360-84,4) 19:44:42 – World Record

  • 1 place Cologne Triathlon Weekend, Cologne, Germany 2017 (3,8-180-42,2)

  • 1 miejsce Ocean Lava Tri Santa Cruz, Tenerife 2016 (1,9-90-21,1) 3:48:57 – Course Record

  • 1 place Polskaman Triathlon Wolsztyn 2015 (3,8-180-42,2) – Polish Record

  • 1 place Firefighters World Championship, Roth, Germany 2015 (3,8-180-42,2)

  • 1 place Polish Championship in Bydgoszcz 2014 (3,8-180-42,2)